People are not the only ones who take advantage of the outdoors in the summer. Ticks flock the many hiking trails, camping grounds, and fishing spots throughout the area.
As summer approaches, local health departments are on the lookout for West Nile. They are targeting mosquitoes the main carrier of the deadly virus.
The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.
Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.
Those who attended a junior high school volleyball game in Bushnell on Tuesday, February 25, might have been exposed to the measles.